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Littleport (Ely) Bed & Breakfast

"There are lots of interesting places to visit within a short train ride from Littleport railway station"

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Places to visit nearby

Littleport

Littleport is the largest village in East Cambridgeshire and gained it's name from the port prior to the major port at Ely. Littleport is an excellent place to explore the area as it lies centrally between Cambridegshire and Norfolk with excellent road and rail networks. Restaurants include the Fen House for fine dining, a steakhouse, pub by the river and two Indian restauraunts. In 2003 a Harley Davidson statue was unveiled to commemorate William Harley, the father of the companies co-founder Sylvester Harley who was born in Victoria Street in 1835. Littleport was the site of the Littleport riots in 1816 when war weary soldiers returned home to find little work and rising grain prices.

Ely picture by Alan Stanton

Ely

Ely can be reached in 8 minutes by train from Littleport station. Nestled in the Fen countryside, Ely is home to one of the most magnificient Norman Cathedrals in England, known locally as the 'Ship of the Fens'. The Octagon tower reaches high above the surrounding countryside. The Cathedral is also home to the National Stained Glass Museum. Ely is steeped in history and was home to Oliver Cromwell, visits can be made to the house in which he lived. The riverside provides boat trips, river walks, gourmet tea rooms and great pubs. All close to the railway station so there is no need to drive.

Ely picture by Alan Stanton

Wicken Fen & Welney Wetland Centre

Two nature reserves which provide a lasting impression of the Fenland landscape. Wicken Fen was the first Nature Reserve to be owned by the National Trust in 1899. The sedge fen creates habitats for over 8,000 plant, fungi and animal species. Welney takes in 1,000 acres of the northermost part of the Ouse Washes, Britains largest area of seasonally flooded land and the setting for one of the most magical events in the UK's nature calendar, when thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans gather for winter. In summer the site is carpeted with wildflowers and more than 300 species of butterfly.

Wicken fen by Andrew Stawarz

Museums

Ely Museum , Burwell Museum and The Farmland Museum at Denny Abbey will transport you back in time to explore the past. For the technically minded, steam pumping stations can be seen at Prickwillow Engine Museum and Stretham Old Engine.

Ely by Karl Bedingfield

Cambridge

There is something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. It can be reached within 25 minutes by train from Littleport station and offers a choice of galleries, theatres, live music and shops. This historical city can be explored on foot, bicycle, or punting on the River Cam.

Punting on the Cam by Shai BI

Newmarket

Newmarket is a town rich in royal history where the thoroughbred racecourse is king and the town where horseracing was born 350 years ago. Fancy a day at the races? Newmarket racecourse can be reached by car in 40 minutes.

Picture by John5199

Kings Lynn

This historic sea port and market town can be reached by train in 25 minutes from Littleport station. Kings Lynn is a walled Hanseatic town which dates back to the 12th century with many museums and historical sites to visit. A festival town for music, arts and literature and two theatres.

Kings Lynn by HomaJay

Norfolk coastline

Hunstanton is notable for its stratified, fossiliferous cliffs: lower reddish limestone, known as 'red chalk' which makes this section of the coastline unique. For those looking for 'blue flag' sandy beaches and resorts consider going to Holkham, Wells and Brancaster where you can relax, leave behind the crowds and daily grind. For seaside attractions Great Yarmouth, Sherringham or Cromer offer a great day out. The village of Blakeney is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Point is made up of sand and shingle and is an important breeding ground for terns and home to Common and Grey seals.

Kings Lynn by HomaJay

London

The heart of London is only one hour and seventeen minutes away on the direct train from Littleport station.

Palace of Westminster by Trodel